Matt and Kim just released a fun-filled video titled, “Money” and while some songs out there boast about having loads and loads of cash, these two are spinning a message quite the opposite. The heart-warming, feel good song is definitely different as both admit to donating their money to an animal shelter and just played with dogs all day. In this video you will see these two goofing around with multiple dogs. The message in the introduction of the song is, “I don’t need too much money” in fact the video states clearly in the beginning of the song, “We wrote a song about how money doesn’t buy happiness. So we donated most of our video budget to an animal shelter and played with dogs one afternoon. Best day ever.”
The two seem to be having a great time with big smiles throughout the video. The song’s lyrics seem to try and match the beat in sharp hues. More emphasis is on the message of the song. While the dogs romp all over them, it’s easy to see that being simple and just loving on dogs is the way to go.
Matt and Kim also debuted a new single, “GO GO” in early October 2019. The two are gearing up for their “Grand 10 Year Celebration Tour” where they will be performing the album in its entirety. The tour will feature “…hits ‘Daylight’ and ‘Lessons Learned’ plus other songs they’ve never played live before. What was said of the band back then – ‘Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino have established a hard-won reputation as a raucous live juggernaut’ (NPR) – holds true today as the tour-loving Brooklyn two piece continue to incite non-stop dance parties at every venue they play. And that’s just how they intend to celebrate with fans across the U.S. this Fall.”
Kim Schifino recently tore her ACL at the Maha Music Festival in Omaha, after the band’s high energy performance. She also had a previous injury, an ACL and meniscus tear on her left knee. “Kim’s the most badass person I know and a true performer. And in the saying ‘the show must go on,’ she has gone directly into physical therapy and her doctor says with intensive work she will be ready to go for the GRAND anniversary tour this fall.”
In a past interview with mxdwn.com, when asked what is important in terms of playing live shows, Johnson responded, “Engagement. That’s it. We need a visually engaged audience. There are some bands that are incredible bands, people can be having life-changing moments watching that band, but the extent of it is them lightly bobbing their head, and that just doesn’t do it for me. I need people jumping around, mosh pits, crowd surfing, singing along, waving their arms. Our whole goal for the entire time we’re on stage is just to get people as active as possible.”
Photo Credit: Kalyn Oyer